EAGLES SEND WHINING CORNERBACK CARY WILLIAMS PACKING

By Jack Ryan

In one fell swoop (pardon the expression) the Eagles today got rid of a whining, costly cornerback and expanded their salary cap space to $33.5 million.

Cary Williams was due to count $8.1 million against the cap next season. The move saves the Eagles an additional $6.5 million, and moves their salary cap space to $33.5 million.

“I had a great time in Philadelphia,” Williams said on 97.5 the Fanatic after being released. “I enjoyed the fans and my time there.”

Williams went on to say that he wasn’t given a chance to take a paycut or restructure his deal.

Williams was signed to a three-year, $17 million contract in the 2013 offseason. He notched 111 tackles, five interceptions and 25 passes defensed in his two seasons in Philadelphia.

His time with the Eagles will likely be remembered for his off-the-field comments, as he expressed his concern over the fast-paced practice style head coach Chip Kelly likes to run.

The veteran cornerback does not believe his tendency to speak his mind, however, played a role in his release.

“In my opinion it wasn’t. He didn’t tell me anything in that light,” Williams said of his conversation with Kelly. “They want to go in a new direction.”

With Williams gone and cornerback Bradley Fletcher and safety Nate Allen sure to be, the Eagles now must concentrate on filling those spots in free agency, which opens March 10, and in the draft at the end of Apr

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